Forest Knolls Holiday Party – December 10, 2017

We got a notice about the annual holiday party… you probably received it in your mailbox, but in case not, here it is!

The Forest Knolls Holiday Party is set for Sunday, 12/10, from 4-8pm with a dinner buffet at 6pm. The event will be held at the Armenian Church on Olympia, next door to our fire station.

If you plan to attend, PLEASE RSVP to Indicate the number in your party and ages of kids attending. For members of the Forest Knolls Neighborhood Organization (FKNO), the price is $15/person. Non-members are $20/person. Kids are free. Please use the self-addressed envelope you received in your mailbox to pre-pay and/or join FKNO.

Questions?  Just email

Rainbow Lights in San Francisco

If any city is celebrating the Supreme Court’s recent judgement about the Defense of Marriage Act, and about Proposition 8 (which made same-sex marriage illegal in Calfornia), it would be San Francisco. Everything’s coming up rainbows.

I went to Twin Peaks to see City Hall lit up. I’d been told Coit Tower also was, and some other buildings, but it’s City Hall that really counts. And it was visible, much more so than this shot below would indicate. (My camera really doesn’t like low-light conditions.)

rainbow lit city hall and san francisco lights

The web’s been flooded with pictures, of course. But it was exciting, and I felt I really needed to see it, up close, in person. It was nearing 11 p.m. when I got to City Hall, but it wasn’t deserted. Clusters of people wandered around, looking at the lights, which were spectacular. Everyone was taking photographs, with everything from iPhones to professional quality equipment with tripods.

everyone was taking photographs at City Hall

I took a few of my own with my little Point-and-shoot thingy that doesn’t like night time shots. But City Hall was so bright, they came out okay anyway.

San Francisco City Hall with rainbow lights to celebrate fall of DOMA and Prop8I remember reading, many years ago, a short story that had two gay guys married to each other. Then, it was science fiction. Now, it’s becoming real (again) in San Francisco. One of the marvelous ways in which we live in the future.

Inner Sunset Summer Solstice Party, June 23rd night, 2012

Barbara Oleksiw is organizing the annual Solstice Party, and asked me to run this notice. We’re all invited!

Annual FREE Inner Sunset Summer Solstice Party
Saturday, June 23rd, 8 to 11p, Sixth & Irving

Come enjoy complimentary Live Music, a BBQ dinner & warm Drinks, on the Longest Day of 2012!  We’ll have *plenty* of outdoor heaters, if necessary.  All welcome!

Bring a dessert to share, if you wish.
To volunteer: Barbara  415/